First release of the General Counsel Metrics benchmark survey with 332 participating companies

On a pace to exceed 1,000 legal departments, the first release this year of GC Metrics survey of 2011 staffing and spending goes this week to the 332 departments that have submitted their data. The lengthy report focuses on 25 fundamental management metrics, such as lawyers per billion of revenue, for 23 industries. It also provides medians by revenue of company and size of law department and country.

New this year also are optional questions about compensation and contract management software. Participants in the no-cost survey will learn findings about those later this year.

You can get the first release promptly whenever you take the survey. Go to the confidential survey site and provide your identifying information and the six pieces of data asked for. All data is normalized and only medians and quartiles are published in the report.

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